Crescent Moon Visibility of Shaban 1442 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Shaban 1442 shows that moon will be born on 13 March 2021 at 10:21 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco region on that date. However, on 14 March 2021 the moon will be easily visible in the UK and in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Shaban is most likely to start from 15 March 2021, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Shaban 1442 AH (b) Visibility Map for Shaban 1442 AH (c)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Shaban 1442 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Shaban 1442 AH on 13 - 14 March 2021 (29th Rajab & the next day) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition] See Also: Significance and Virtues of Shaban

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Shaban 1442 AH

13 March 2021
United Kingdom

Blackburn

Not seen after sunset: On 13 March 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 13 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: “It was a clear sky, with only a few clouds however, the Hilal was not sighted”.


York

Not seen before sunset: On 13 March 2021, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “It was cold, windy and totally cloudy in York today (13/3/2021) so the moon was not seen and not expected to be seen either (as moonset was before sunset)”.


Hounslow

Not seen after sunset: On 13 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “The sky on the western horizon was clear and the crescent was NOT seen”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 13 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “I went to our usual site in Rivington, Bolton however due to dark, thick clouds covering the whole sky, I was unable to sight the crescent for the month of Sha'ban”.


Rochdale

Not seen after sunset: On 13 March 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Zaheer Aslam from Rochdale City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Zaheer Aslam commented: “I tried sighting the moon on my own at a Moonsighting location in Rochdale, Falinge Road/B6377, 53.6236125, -2.1672251, the weather was rainy with almost total cloud cover. The sky above the horizon was still somewhat visible above the mountains at the back. The rest of the sky had strong cloud cover and some of the clouds were dark. I spent about 5 minutes looking for the crescent but could not see anything. There was still quite a bit of light where the sky was visible. I forgot to take my smartphone so couldn't take a picture”.


Morocco

Tangier

Not seen after sunset: On 13 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Hatim El-Harrak from Tangier City in the Tangier-Tetouan Al-Hoceima County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hatim El-Harrak commented: “On the evening of Saturday, March 13, 2021, corresponding to Rajab 29, 1442 AH, we tried to observe the crescent of Shaban 1442 AH from Tangiers and did not see the crescent”.


Benslimane

Not seen after sunset: On 13 March 2021, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 13 March 2021, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Asir County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Not possible to see crescent moon due to its age and closeness to the sunset”.


Turkey

Çiftlikköy

Not seen after sunset: On 13 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Ayhan Tabu from Çiftlikköy City in the Yalova County (Turkey) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Mr Ayhan Tabu commented: “Assalamualeykum. I have not seen the new crescent moon of the Shaban month. Maybe tomorrow insha'Allah”.


14 March 2021
United Kingdom

Middlesbrough

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Ms Shemanara Haq from Middlesbrough City in the Cleveland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shemanara Haq commented: “Middlesbrough Sunset 6.07pm and moonset 7.16pm. Photos taken with iPhone 12. First at 5.49pm and second after sunset at 6.58pm. Negative sighting. Partly cloudy”.


Fleetwood

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Fleetwood City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Juned Patel commented: “On Sunday, 14th of March 2021, between 17:45 to 19:40 (Sunset 16:12 & Moonset 16:34) at Location: Rossall Promenade, Fleetwood, UK; I attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Sha'ban. I was not able to sight the Hilal, the western horizon below 6° was completely covered with very dense clouds and remained the same until moonset”.


Croydon (Pollards Hill)

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon (Pollards Hill) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “I went out to observe the moon for the month of Shabaan at my location in Pollards Hill North. It was totally cloudy and windy and very cold. I did not see the moon”.


Otley

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Ms Karen Khadija Hall from Otley City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Karen Khadija Hall commented: “There were a few breaks in the clouds, but no hilal seen. [Submitted on 15/3/2021 - Admin]”.


Helston

Not seen before sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Hasan Kilic from Helston City in the Cornwall County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hasan Kilic commented: “Tried our best but could not spot it [Submitted on 16/3/2021 - Admin]”.


Blackburn (Mellor)

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Hidayatullah Patel from Blackburn (Mellor) City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Dundee

Seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Ms Shuhena Islam from Dundee City in the Scotland County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Shuhena Islam commented: “The Shaban moon was seen between breaks in the clouds. [Submitted on 7/4/2021 - Admin]”.


Stockton upon Tees

Seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Imad Ahmed from Stockton upon Tees City in the County Durham County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Imad Ahmed commented: “This report is on behalf of Sister Amanda Jayne Khalid (with permissions). She saw the moon from her house and took multiple clear pictures. She called me on a Video Call (on the NCS Fb show) and also showed me the moon with her camera. She saw the moon with her husband and her two children. [Submitted on 10/4/2021 – Admin]”.


Croydon

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Umar Faruk Abdul Muthalif from Croydon City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Umar Faruk  Abdul Muthalif commented: “Not seen [from Canterbury Rd], cloudy”.


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Modoris Ali from Cradley Heath City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Modoris Ali commented: “I was in my front garden for a few minutes, but I could not see the moon. It was raining and the skies were not clear. Then I got back in the house”.


Hounslow

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “Cloudy nearly all day and totally cloudy after sunset, crescent not seen”.


Brentwood

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Hendrik Stahlberg from Brentwood City in the Essex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hendrik Stahlberg commented: “There were thick  clouds and rain, hilal not spotted”.


Bristol

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Tahir Mahmood from Bristol City in the Bristol County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars and/or Telescope.

Mr Tahir  Mahmood commented: “Due to the dense cloud cover in the location of crescent, we were unable to sight it”.


Edinburgh

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Zahid Ali from Edinburgh City in the Lothian County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Zahid Ali commented: “Negative sighting”.


Rochdale

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Maulana Zaheer Aslam from Rochdale City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Maulana Zaheer Aslam commented: “Stood for about 7 mins trying to view the crescent and used GPS Compass to locate the position of the moon. It was raining and there was heavy cloud cover in all directions, the clouds were dark and thick. There was some blue sky visible in patches as seen in the picture. The view in the direction of the moon was better with some sky visible at the horizon above the hills, moon sighting location Falinge Road/B6377 (53.6236125,-2.1672251)”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “It was cloudy and raining today (14/3/2021) in York, but there was a clear patch near sunset which promised a good chance to see the 32 hrs crescent moon. Unfortunately, it became totally cloudy after sunset and a thick bank of dark cloud moved over to the moon position so it was not seen. I hope we get a positive report from other parts of the UK later, InshaAllah”.


London (Southwark)

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque from London (Southwark) City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque commented: “Attempted sighting from my usual location at FWMC+82 Southwark, London. Negative sighting from where I was”.


Bolton

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Sameer Ali from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Sameer Ali commented: “Sky was mostly covered by clouds and became fully covered at 19:10. No crescent was visible”.


Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar from Bolton City in the Greater Manchester County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Telescope.

Mr Muhammad Arshad Dar commented: “I arrived at my usual site around 17:40,  the sunset time was 18:15 and moon set was at 19:23. Sky was completely covered with dark and thick clouds. It stayed there till 19:19 with no luck to sight the crescent so it is a negative sighting report from Bolton”.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Imam Kasim Sumra from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Spain

Melilla

Seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Rachid El Aouni from Melilla City in the Oriental County (Spain) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Morocco

Tangier

Seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Hatim El-Harrak from Tangier City in the Tangier-Tetouan Al-Hoceima County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Hatim El-Harrak commented: “The Hilal was seen today, Sunday, 30 Rajab, corresponding to March 14, 2021. The photos of Hilal of Shaban 1442 AH from Tangiers, Kingdom of Morocco”.


Dakhla

Seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Prof Abdelhadi Akarandou from Dakhla City in the Region De Oued Eddahab County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Prof Abdelhadi Akarandou commented: “Hilal of Shaban was clearly spotted and to complete the 30th of Rajab
أهله الله علينا باليمن والبركات ”.


Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Saudi Arabia

Abha

Seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Asir County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Alhamdulillah, before sunset the sky was clear but as it [was getting] close and past sunset, it got [very] hazy with light patchy clouds. Local sunset was 6:20 pm. I tried with binoculars until 7:05 pm. Right at the last moment as it was disappearing, I managed to see the Shaban crescent for literally a few seconds. No chance to take any pictures. It shows that the age [of the moon] being 30 hours and altitude of 10 deg at sunset is [sometimes] not enough [to easily see it]. There are other parameters too”.


Turkey

Çiftlikköy

Not seen after sunset: On 14 March 2021, ICOUK member Mr Ayhan Tabu from Çiftlikköy City in the Yalova County (Turkey) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Binoculars.

Mr Ayhan Tabu commented: “Assalamualeykum. Today i have not seen the Crescent of the month Shaban”.


Announcement for start of Shaban 1442 AH

On Saturday 13th March 2021 (29th Rajab 1442 AH) the Hilal of Shaban 1442 was not sighted in the UK to Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry.

Therefore, (as per the agreed criteria) the month of Rajab 1442 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Shaban 1442 AH will start from Monday 15th March 2021, making 15th Shaban to be on Monday 29th March 2021 (i.e. from the night of Sunday 28th March), InShaAllah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement from Safar to Shaban (as they usually follow the Ummul Qura Calendar in these months).